[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Census

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 14:16:32 UTC 2008

> From a practical standpoint, we can't be certain that anybody is or is
> not 13. Even though we could state that you must be over 13 to
> participate, we can't possibly validate users who claim to be. While
> it doesnt work in all circumstances, a policy of "don't ask, don't
> tell" might be in order here. At least then, if there was a
> COPPA-related problem, we could plead ignorance.

Not asking for ages leaves a major hole in the survey - age is one of
the key discriminators between different demographics.

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